BioMichael Croucher was on the Metropolitan Toronto Police Department for 18 years, and served on The Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit investigating organized crime. During his police career, he learned that some organized criminals study police tactics almost as much as the police do, and that has made some good glue for his crime fiction. An award‐winning writer, he is building his list of crime and mystery novels, as well as several volumes of short stories. Michael’s short story Night Wagon was awarded first place for fiction by The Toronto Writers and Editors Network (2012).
He and his wife live in a small Ontario town. They have two married daughters, and five grandchildren. When he’s not writing, Michael reads fiction and follows hockey. He also enjoys, music, art, history, old photographs, and stargazing at night, occasionally with a nice single-malt scotch. He has travelled extensively over the years, and thoroughly enjoyed it. But now, unless he has to travel, he prefers being closer to home, sticking to a routine, and making up for years of lost writing time.
Diamond Run is his second novel.